June 22, 2022

Certiport's Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship

Congratulations to the 2022 Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship Winners! To learn more and to see their projects, click the "Past Competitions" tab.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at ACAchampionship@pearson.com.

What is the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship?

The Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship presented by Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business, is a national competition that tests students' design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Top students are invited to represent their respective states at the U.S. National Championship where they will create a design project for Certiport’s chosen nonprofit client.

How do I compete?

There are two steps to enter. The first step is to pass an Adobe Certified Professional exam in either Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign. The second step is entering an original design project with accompanying source files (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign) to the submission form during the Fall or Spring Qualifier.

After the qualification periods end, candidates with the top projects from around the country will be chosen to compete in the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship!

Submit a project!
 

What will I win?

ACA U.S. National Championship 2021

1st place

  • 3,000
  • Trophy
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Winner’s Certificate
  • All-Expenses Paid Trip to the Adobe Certified Professional World Championship
ACA U.S. National Championship 2021

2nd place

  • 2,000
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Winner's Certificate
  • All-Expenses Paid Trip to the Adobe Certified Professional World Championship
ACA U.S. National Championship 2021

3rd place

  • 1,000
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Winner's Certificate
  • All-Expenses Paid Trip to the Adobe Certified Professional World Championship

When are the deadlines to enter?

Fall Qualifier

Congratulations to the Fall Qualifiers!

Deadline to Enter

June 16, 2023 - December 15, 2023

Spring Qualifier

Congratulations to the Spring Qualifiers!

Deadline to Enter

All invitations have been sent. Thank you to those who participated!

June 17 - 19, 2024

U.S. National Championship

Certiport's 2024 Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship in Orlando, Florida.

 

Looking to promote the competition?

Certiport wants educators to have the materials they need to promote the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship in their classrooms and schools. Visit our Media page to request promotional items, view videos, and download your own posters, fliers, press releases, and other materials to get your students excited about the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship.

Let's promote

Official rules

Want to verify all the rules for the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship? Visit our Official Rules page for more information.

Rules

FAQ

Want to learn more about the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page!

FAQ

How do I submit my project?

Are you ready to submit your original project, for a chance to compete in the 2024 Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship presented by Certiport? Click below to upload your project for our judges.

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Adobe Certified Professional Championship Hall of Fame

The Adobe Certified Professional Championship doesn’t end with the awards ceremony. Winners go on to compete and succeed in higher education and the job market.

Want to read the stories of some of our top Adobe Certified Professional Champions from the past and find out where they are now? Download a copy of our e-book “Where Are They Now: Stories of Adobe Certified Associates”.

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